I N S P I R I N G S T O R I E S . E V E R Y D AY A D V I C E . G R E AT R E A D S . Words are powerful, yet ‘most of our communication is nonverbal,’ says Dr David Matsumoto, whose company, Humintell, trains people to read emotions. In fact, gestures and facial expressions can be more meaningful than what you’re saying.
According to Matsumoto, the key to being sure you’re expressing yourself the way you want – especially when you’re stressed or scared (asking for an increase? We hope so!) – is to deeply believe in what you’re telling someone. Take a deep breath and remember: you are worth it.